Skagway Klondike Summit and Historic City Tour 8:00am
Your journey begins with a tour viewing Skagway's historic downtown area filled with wooden boardwalks and false fronted buildings as your driver/guide shares stories about the famous and foolhardy who lived in Skagway during the gold rush. Your journey takes you up 3,290 feet above sea level to the infamous White Pass Summit, which runs parallel to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. Along the way, your driver/guide will share stories of hardships and daily life struggles that the stampeders faced. While following in the footsteps of early gold seekers, you will see the historical areas of Brackett Wagon Road, Pitch Fork Falls, Dead Horse Gulch and the infamous Tormented Valley. On your return trip back into Skagway you will make a short visit to the Gold Rush Cemetery. This historic cemetery is the final resting place for many of Skagway's colorful characters. Your driver/guide will tell you the legend of Soapy Smith and his rival Frank Reid, as well as show you their grave sites. Afterwards, board the motorcoach for a transfer back to your ship.
Please read this note if you will be taking this tour as a cruise ship shore excursion. Booking an independent shore excursion such as this tour has many benefits. These trips are typically less expensive than cruise line options, are operated by reputable Alaskan owned suppliers, and often are significantly less crowded. However, they are best suited for independent guests, and most trips require a short walk to a central departure point. If you have mobility limitations, or would just prefer to board your tour dockside, please consider purchasing a tour on board from the cruise line.
What To Wear
Due to unpredictable Alaskan weather, we advise dressing in layers, which will allow you to stay warm and dry as the outdoor environment changes.
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Length: 2 1/2 Hours
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A deposit equal to 30% of services reserved is due at the time of booking, with the balance due 45 days prior to your first day of travel. The following change and cancellation fees apply. Between 45 to 31 days prior to your first day of travel a 10% cancel/change fee will apply. Between 30 to 15 days prior to your first day of travel a 50% cancel/change fee will apply. Within 14 days of travel, your package is non-refundable and non-changeable. Because we cannot make exceptions to our cancellation or change policies for any reason, including family and medical emergencies, we STRONGLY encourage you to purchase travel insurance.